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Description: Guava. The guava is a fruit which originated in Central America and the West Indies and has the external appearance of an apple or pear. The large, pale, yellow-skinned ones are the best. Its heady fragrance perfumes many drinks and desserts or it is eaten as a fruit, dipped in either sugar or salt. In Thailand they are in season all year round.
Latin: Psidium guajava
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: India
Most frequent region: Gujarat
Better known as: amruth
Also known as: goyyapazham, jama pamdu, jamphal, koyyapazham, peralai, perekka, perr, peru, piara
See foods and dishes: cherry guava, strawberry guava